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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Brian Irving

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7769 TEL
(615) 248-4077 FAX

Brian Irving

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7769 TEL
(615) 248-4077 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7769 TEL
(615) 248-4077 FAX

An associate in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Brian Irving
counsels clients in civil litigation and government investigations, focusing on healthcare fraud, managed care, securities fraud, and business disputes. Brian's clients span a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and food services.

Brian's practice includes:

  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – representing healthcare providers in litigation under the False Claims Act and investigations by the Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices, and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Managed Care Disputes – representing hospitals and healthcare providers in civil litigation and arbitration of payment disputes with third-party payors.
  • Securities Fraud Investigations – representing corporate defendants in Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and enforcement proceedings arising from alleged violations of federal securities laws.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Brian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Brian earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University. From 2008-2010, Brian played professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants organization.

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Vanderbilt Law Review – Articles Editor

Law Clerk to Hon. Bobby E. Shepherd, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2014-2015)

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